Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Sunday, March 27, 2022
The Apaches are concerned that the mine tunnels will cause the land to sink and the mining operation will cause the springs to dry up and the water to be contaminated. The Apaches and other Native America tribes are fighting to get the land preserved as a sacred and historic site. Gatherings and demonstrations are sometimes held in the campground.
A few people were camping when we stopped. Some signs, a teepee, and several wickiups were the only evidence of the demonstrations. This is a well used site so the roads and camping spots are rough. A recent rain filled a large pothole and we didn’t explore the eastern section of the campground. Amenities include tables, fire pits, and vault toilets.
Monday, March 21, 2022
A stone pillar with a bronze plaque was erected in 1938 as a memorial to two brothers who were killed while pursuing a band of Apaches who had stolen horses. I’m sure there’s a lot more to this story than the few lines on the plaque.Pull Off 32.761, -109.43947